Definitions for bucket shop

This page provides all possible meanings and translations of the word bucket shop

Princeton's WordNetRate this definition:(0.00 / 0 votes)

  1. bucket shop(noun)

    an unethical or overly aggressive brokerage firm

  2. bucket shop(noun)

    (formerly) a cheap saloon selling liquor by the bucket

WiktionaryRate this definition:(0.00 / 0 votes)

  1. bucket shop(Noun)

    A stockbroking firm which takes small orders from clients and takes them on its own account rather than actually transmitting them to the market. Prevalent in the US 1870s to 1920s; often setup as shop-fronts in the 1920s.

  2. bucket shop(Noun)

    A stockbroking firm which sells stock to clients when it has an undisclosed relationship with that company or its owners.

  3. bucket shop(Noun)

    a travel agency selling discounted airfares, usually in defiance of existing minimum fare arrangements. Now usually refers to any small cheap agency.

  4. bucket shop(Noun)

    a legal services firm selling heavily discounted legal services and documents made in large volume from boilerplate text and clauses, sometimes as a white labelled loss leader

  5. Origin: bucket + shop

Webster DictionaryRate this definition:(0.00 / 0 votes)

  1. Bucket shop

    an office or a place where facilities are given for betting small sums on current prices of stocks, petroleum, etc


Find a translation for the bucket shop definition in other languages:

Select another language:

Discuss these bucket shop definitions with the community:

Word of the Day

Would you like us to send you a FREE new word definition delivered to your inbox daily?

Please enter your email address:     


Use the citation below to add this definition to your bibliography:


"bucket shop." STANDS4 LLC, 2015. Web. 19 Apr. 2015. < shop>.

Are we missing a good definition for bucket shop? Don't keep it to yourself...

The Web's Largest Resource for

Definitions & Translations

A Member Of The STANDS4 Network

Nearby & related entries:

Alternative searches for bucket shop:

Thanks for your vote! We truly appreciate your support.